Monday, January 29, 2018 — TORONTO – The following are some important dates in the Canadian Football League (CFL) 2018 calendar:
February 13th – 2018 Free Agency Opens
Teams will be able to sign free agents beginning at noon ET.
March 7th – Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, Que
The Eastern Regional Combine will take place at Olympic Stadium. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.
March 9th – Ontario Regional Combine in Toronto, Ont
The Ontario Regional Combine will take place at the Athletic Centre at the University of Toronto, with on-field components taking place at the University of Toronto bubble. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.
March 20th - 22nd – Rules Committee & Competition Committee Meetings
These meetings will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
March 21st – 25th – Mark’s CFL Week in Winnipeg, Man
Media Events at Mark’s CFL Week:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame VIP Reception: March 21
Player arrivals: March 21 & 22
Media Days: March 22 & 23
Football Operations Media Conference: March 23
March 22nd – Western Regional Combine in Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Western Regional Combine will take place at Subway Soccer South. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.
March 23rd - 25th – National CFL Combine presented by adidas in Winnipeg, Manitoba
In preparation for the 2018 CFL Draft the league's general managers, coaches and scouts will be in Winnipeg, MB to evaluate more than fifty of the country's top football prospects.
The 2018 National CFL Combine presented by adidas will be held at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and for on-field drills at the University of Winnipeg. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.
April 30th – CFL rosters reduced to 75
May 3rd – CFL Draft
First Round Draft Order:
- Montreal Alouettes
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- BC Lions
- Ottawa REDBLACKS
- Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Edmonton Eskimos
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Calgary Stampeders
- Toronto Argonauts
For the entire 2018 CFL Draft order, click here.
May 7th-12th - U SPORTS East/West Bowl
The U SPORTS East/West Bowl will be held in Quebec City, Que.
May 16th – Rookie Camps Open
May 20th – Training Camps Open
May 27th – Preseason Begins
June 9th - Teams can start registering practice roster spots
June 10th - Teams must cut down from Training Camp Roster by 10:00 a.m. ET
June 14th – CFL Regular Season Kick Off
Edmonton Eskimos at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30 p.m. ET